My seven-year-old daughter Lauren asked today: “How old is Granddaddy today? 81?”
My wife replied: “He would have been 82 today.”
Lauren said: “He is 82 — in Heaven!”
P.S. Another tradition is wearing his shamrock bow tie. But somehow, that seems to work only when you’re wearing a suit. (It just doesn’t work as well with shorts and a T-shirt.) So I bent the rules and wore it yesterday, instead of today. As always, it got a lot of comments.
We lifted a glass in your honor at Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica tonight. If they don’t have one of those where you are, I’ll have to question whether it’s really Heaven . . .
P.P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!